2016 Mitsubishi L200 Review

Mitsubishi L200 (also known as Triton) is a compact pickup truck, first introduced in 1978. The car has survived through five generations; the fifth generation model has been unveiled this year at Geneva in March. The 2016 Mitsubishi L200 will be cleaner than the model it replaces while retaining its sturdy reputation. We will look through major changes and updates Mitsubishi has kept in stock for this car.

On the exterior, the new model bears a close resemblance to current models. Characteristic new air intake grilles have been fitted between almost similar headlights; significant changes have been made to rear end, specifically tail lamps, which are sharper looking, and rear bumper.

The interiors feature of 2016 Mitsubishi L200 a more smart appearance, with the dominance of digital control interface over analogue switches and buttons. The design improvements clearly depicts Mitsubishi’s attempt at providing a more comfortable driving experience. The cabin is also larger than current models; it features 10 mm larger shoulder room, 20 mm larger rear leg room and increase in the total interior length by about 20 mm.

2016 Mitsubishi L200 Specs

2016 Mitsubishi L200 Specs

The current models have a 2.5 liter turbo diesel unit powering the car, which can produce 134 horsepower on base models and 180 horsepower on tuned up models. The new engine will be a MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing Electronic Control system) turbocharged 2.4 liter diesel unit, capable of producing 153 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque on base models; while tuned up versions will receive 181 horsepower and 430 Nm of torque. 2016 Mitsubishi L200 claims that construction of engine block from aluminum has resulted in 30 kilos less weight than the engine of current models, providing a dynamic engine performance.

There are some speculations afloat that Mitsubishi might launch a plug-in hybrid version of L200 along with the MIVEC engine.

The current model uses a 5 speed manual transmission and a 4 speed automatic and 5 speed automatic transmission; the new model will be available in six speed manual transmission as well as an automatic (paddle shift). All wheel drive system will maintain its all terrain drivability along with a more comforting journey on roads by means of improved suspension and transmission. The steering is also more responsive than current models.

The new 2016 Mitsubishi L200 has shown a 17 percent improved fuel economy of 43 miles per gallon (37 miles per gallon in current models), which is a pretty decent improvement. The carbon emissions have also reduced to 169g per km from 200g per km.

2016 Mitsubishi L200 Interior

In order to provide a more car-like feel to the passengers, the new car has been launched with a variety of improved specs, major one being the shift towards digital controls. Major improvements include:

Rear camera, remote central locking, and dual zone climate control.
DAB radio, power windows and mirrors, multi function steering wheel.
Improved safety kit including multiple (seven) airbags.
Improved Driver Assist including light sensors, traction control, Lane assist.

Price and Availability

The car will be available from July 2016, at a price of around $38,100.

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